I am so grateful: Tiger Woods returns home from hospital after car crash – The Guardian

Tiger Woods has revealed he will continue to recover from last month’s horrific car crash at home after announcing his departure from hospital.

Woods underwent surgery on open fractures to his lower right leg and further injuries to his foot and ankle following the crash in Los Angeles last month, and paid a special tribute to the medical staff that have treated him since.

Woods said: “Happy to report that I am back home and continuing my recovery. I am so grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement that I have received over the past few weeks.

“Thank you to the incredible surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. You have all taken such great care of me and I cannot thank you enough. I will be recovering at home and working on getting stronger every day.”

Tiger Woods’ car is removed from a hill side.
Tiger Woods’ car is removed from a hill side. Photograph: Gene Blevins/ZUMA Wire/Shutterstock

Woods’ car, an SUV, went off a Los Angeles county road and crashed on a downhill stretch known for wrecks. The first deputy on the scene, Carlos Gonzalez, has said Woods was able to talk to him and answer basic questions. Woods later told deputies that he did not know how the collision occurred and didn’t remember driving. Law enforcement has not previously disclosed that Woods had been unconscious following the crash.

The car crash rocked the world of golf, with many players choosing to wear Woods’s signature red and black for the final round of the WGC-Workday Championship, five days after the 45-year-old’s accident. Woods later thanked the players for the “touching” gesture.